Heather Mahler

Heather is a wife, mom and yoga teacher...but what she really does is nurture wounded souls and bring people back to their bodies. Whether it's privately, or in a group setting, she will encourage you to slow down,connect to your breath, and learn to listen to yourself first.
 
Heather has been a lover of movement since she began ballet classes at the age of 3, dancing as a member of the Toledo Ballet Company from the ages of 15-23. 
She turned to yoga in 1998 to support her chronically ill/ special needs son and has felt a strong and ever present calling to deepen her yoga studies since his passing in 2003. Heather feels specifically aligned with the healing aspects that yoga has to offer everyone, as well as the symmetry between yoga and dance.
 
Heather, RYT 200, Reiki Master and Practitioner, is a 2012 graduate of Still Waters Yoga Teacher Training and is a member in good standing of the Yoga Alliance.


Heather Mahler instructs the following:
  • Level 1-2: Gentle Strength Core Yoga
  • Level 1-2: Gentle Strength Core YogaRegardless of age, strength, or flexibility, this class invites your body to respond to challenges on its own terms. Gently build strength and tone in your core and supporting muscles, through the use of props, including the CHAIR.New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to: http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

  • Level 1-2: Yin/Yang Yoga
  • “We don’t use our body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our body.” Bernie Clark

    Combines passive and active asana (poses) with meditation to create a deeply integrating and satisfying practice.

    • Class with opens (10 min) with a Yin pose/s using long, passive holds to work on the deep, dense connective tissue that can cause stiffness with aging. These poses will be chosen specifically to balance your energy for the current season.
    • Core of the practice (50 min) is Yang yoga targeting the muscles that love to be rhythmically and repetitively moved. This practice will focus on movement and muscle engagement to create more strength, balance and flexibility in our lives.
    • Class slows down and draws our attention inward with Yin meditation and savasana (15)

  • Level 1-2: Stretch, Strengthen, and Heal Yoga
  • Centered around a heart connecting theme, this alignment focused class provides you the space to heal your body inside and out.
    Combining yoga therapeutics, traditional yoga poses, breathing and meditation, each class will focus on a specific area of the body.
    As everybody, and every body is different, meet yourself where you're at for the day by using props (such as a strap, blocks and bolster) to help you strengthen, and increase your flexibility.
    This class is suitable for all levels of yoga experience.

    "Yoga helps people tap into reserves of inner strength to find new hope, resilience, and happiness."     ~Amy Weintraub

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to

    http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.


  • Level 1-2: Yin and Restore Yoga
  • In this class "We don't use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into our body."
    You will begin the class with connection to breath, mind and body, releasing the stresses of the day. From there you will move into long holds of poses (Yin) specifically designed to, over time, change the state of fascia, connective tissue, ligaments and regain space and strength in the joints. Each class will end with a calming, supported restorative pose as savasana.
    This class is a floor based, slow, contemplative practice that is suitable for all levels of yoga experience; variation options offered.
     
    Benefits of this class may include:
    • learning to surrender and soften to what feels unchangeable;
    • bringing a calm, steadiness to body and mind;
    • shifting your perspective;
    • acceptance for where you're at in this present moment;
    • developing a nurturing love for yourself;
    Yin=yielding, allowing, nourishing.

    "When I soften, open, accept, and receive, the flow of energy is immediate. Nothing more is needed to awaken completely than the intimate experience of now." ~Danna Faulds

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to

    http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

     


  • Yin Yoga for Seasonal Transition
  • Any kind of transition, or change from the norm, can lead to such things as feeling out of synch, off balance, inadequate, overwhelmed, or just plain tired. Transition into a new season by replenishing your energy system with a 2 hour balancing practice of Yin Yoga, meditation and journaling. Heather will be drawing from the grounding support of nature and the 5 element theory to offer you generalized support and bring harmony to your whole being during this time of change.
     
    This is a 2 hour workshop appropriate for all levels.
    Please bring your mat, and feel free to bring your own journal, and to dress cozy and warm.
     
    Investment: $35/$25(if prepaid by Oct. 6)

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to www.stillwatersyoga.com/ContactUs/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. ***NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

    Refund Policy:
    Prior to end of pre-pay discount: 20% is non-refundable. 80% will be refunded to your account to use as you wish for future workshops and class packages.
    There are NO REFUNDS after the last day of the prepay discount unless you find someone to take your spot in the workshop.